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The Great Canadian Talk Show Highlight - Wednesday, December 9, 2009

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The Great Canadian Talk Show Highlight - Wednesday, December 9, 2009




This is a recording of Dr. Tim Ball, former professor of geography at the University of Winnipeg, from The Great Canadian Talk Show on Wednesday, December 9, 2009. Dr. Ball addresses the issues-at-hand regarding the Climategate scandal.

Climategate, began in November 2009 with the hacking of a server used by the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich, England. Unknown persons stole and anonymously disseminated a few thousands of e-mails and other documents made over the course of 13 years.

Controversy arose after various allegations were made including that climate scientists colluded to withhold scientific information, interfered with the peer-review process to prevent dissenting scientific papers from being published, deleted e-mails and raw data to prevent data being revealed under the Freedom of Information Act, and manipulated data to make the case for global warming appear stronger than it is.

On November 24, the University of East Anglia announced it would conduct an independent review of the matter and, one week later, announced that the CRU's director, Professor Phil Jones, would temporarily stand aside from his post during the investigation.

Dr. Ball will appear again on The Great Canadian Talk Show on Thursday, December 17, 2009.


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